How to Eliminate Traffic Junky from your Desktop
Traffic Junky- Introduction
It is important to mention here that this adware has its own official site and may be introduced to you as an online marketing platform.
The sole motive of this Application is to help developers in achieving their marketing goals by serving ads to suspicious websites.
Its ads also show on Random websites on your internet. The cause of these ads on Random websites may be this Traffic Junky or any other adware loaded on the computer.
How Traffic Junky makes way into the victim’s computer?
- This Application may take the Web browser route to make entry into your computer. The link of this Adware may be present on any Random site. When you click on that site, Traffic Junky enters into your computer.
- One more source of its infection is Freeware. Its developers may bundle it with any popular freeware on internet. When the user installs this Freeware, the Adware, also makes way into the computer along with it.
- Sometimes a copy of it stores in External media device and when you connect it with your computer, the virus travels from it into your device.
- The other sources of its infection include Peer to Peer sharing Apps and malicious websites.
Traffic Junky- immediate effects on Computer
- It appears on your computer in the form of banners and pop up ads. And occasionally in the form of text links and full page ads. The best way to avoid this infection is to desist from tapping on any of the ads by Traffic Junky. Some of these Ads could be very dangerous for your computer.
- They may be controlled by cyber criminals and may redirect you to sites which are fully loaded with Malware, PUPs and Viruses etc.
- Moreover, it may degrade the performance of your computer, including internet browsers and software loaded on it.
- It increases security vulnerabilities and may invite more and more hazardous programs to your PC.
- It may steal your personal data such as passwords, email ids and other login details of bank, social media and email accounts. The hackers may use this information to absorb money from your computer.
- It may install unwanted third-party installers such as Soft32, CNET and Softonic etc.
How to Prevent Traffic Junky from installing on your computer?
There are some effective ways to block this entry into computer. Some of them are as given below
- In the installation wizard, choose only custom/ advanced settings. This enables you to monitor which file is installed on your computer. If it is any suspicious file, you can immediately deselect it in installation wizard.
- You should avoid visiting malicious sites because these sites are a pool of malware and viruses.
- Scan your External media devices for viruses and malware before connecting them to your device.
- Don’t open emails from unknown addresses before proper verification.
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How to eliminate Traffic Junky from PC
If adware has already made an entry into your computer. Then make use of a Powerful Anti-Malware like Malwarebytes to remove Traffic Junky Virus. If it fails to work, you can then follow our manual guide to get rid of this adware from PC.
Using Malwarebytes (Automatic Method)
The procedure to use Malwarebytes to remove Traffic Junky from the computer is as follows
- First of all download and install Malwarebytes.
- Then click on Scan Now
- It will scan your entire computer including internet browsers
- After finishing scan, it will come up with a list of identifying threats.
- Click on Uninstall to remove the threats.
- Further scan your computer one more time to get rid of remaining threats.
Method No.2: Manual Method
Follow the following steps to remove adware manually.
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Step 1 : Uninstall suspicious software using Control Panel.
If the above method fails to remove Traffic Junky completely from computer, then you can try a manual method. The manual method is completed in three phases. The Phases are as follows
- For Windows
- For Browsers
- Reset Browsers
- Start your computer and visit control panel
- Here Click on Programs and Features
- IF you are XP user then tap Add/Remove Programs
- Windows 8 and 10 users should visit control panel and choose Uninstall a Program
- Then right click on entries one by one and choose ‘Uninstall’
- Tap OK to save changes.
How to remove Traffic Junky from MAC?
- Tap on ‘Go’ and choose Applications
- Then Wait till you see the App folder and search Traffic junky in it
- Right click on entries one by one and choose Move to Trash
- That is all you need to do to remove Traffic Junky from MAC
How to remove Traffic Junky from internet browsers?
The procedure to remove from internet browsers is as follows:
- First of all Start your browser and then go to its Menu and select Manage Add-ons.
- A new window Manage Add-ons will open on your computer. Identify Traffic Junky in it and click on Disable
- Now reset your homepage if required to.
- Just go to your browser menu again and choose Internet Options General tab.
- Then eliminate malicious and select a domain name
- Click on Apply to validate changes.
- Further go to Menu and choose Internet options>> Advanced Tab
- Then choose Reset
- A new window will open with your Window and click Delete personal settings in it.
- Then choose Reset to remove Traffic Junky
Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.
After that remove Traffic Junky from your browser.
- Start your Mozilla Firefox and then visit its drop down menu
- Then Choose Add-ons>> Extensions
- Choose Traffic Junky and click on Remove
- Then Reset default settings of Firefox to complete Traffic Junky removal.